Before (song)

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"Before"
Before-PetShopBoys.jpg
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Bilingual
B-side "The Truck Driver and His Mate", "Hit and Miss", "In the Night '95"
Released 22 April 1996
Format CD single, 12", Cassette single
Recorded 1995
Genre House
Length 4:32 (album version)
4:05 (edit)
Label Parlophone (UK)
EMI / Atlantic (US)
Songwriter(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys, Danny Tenaglia
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Paninaro '95"
(1995)
"Before"
(1996)
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
(1996)

"Paninaro '95"
(1995)
"Before"
(1996)
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
(1996)

"Before" is a single by UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys released as the first single from the group's 1996 album Bilingual. The single, upon its release, peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and number four in Finland. In the US, it reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1: Parlophone CDRS 6431

  1. "Before" – 4:05
  2. "The Truck Driver and His Mate" – 3:33
  3. "Hit and Miss" – 4:05
  4. "In the Night '95" – 4:17

UK CD2: Parlophone CDR 6431

  1. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  2. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  3. "Before" (Hed Boys Mad mix) – 7:33
  4. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47
  5. "Before" (Danny Tenaglia mix) – 7:15

UK 3x12": Parlophone 12RX 6431

  1. "Before" (Underground mix) – 7:15
  2. "Before" (bonus dub) – 3:59
  3. "Before" (Underground instrumental) – 7:15
  4. "Before" (bonus beats) – 3:59
  5. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  6. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  7. "Before" (Hed Boys mix) – 7:33
  8. "Before" (dub) – 4:53
  9. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47

US 5" CD maxi-single: Atlantic 85489-2

  1. "Before" (Album version) – 4:05
  2. "Before" (D.T.'s after mix) – 8:46
  3. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix Love to Infinity) – 7:56
  4. "Before" (Joey Negro's Hed Boys mix) – 7:35
  5. "Before" (Joey Negro's Before dub) – 4:55
  6. "Before" (Tenaglia's underground mix) – 7:17
  7. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus beats) – 4:03
  8. "Before" (D.T.'s twilo dub) – 8:57
  9. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus dub) – 4:03

US enhanced CD single: Atlantic 87049-2

  1. "Before" (Album version)
  2. "The Truck Driver and His Mate"
  3. "Hit and Miss"
  • including "Before" video

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 25
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 38
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 79
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[4] 19
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 45
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[7] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 7
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[12] 7
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 1

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